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CC Madhya 18.106

Text

naukāte kālīya-jñāna, dīpe ratna-jñāne!
jāliyāre mūḍha-loka ‘kṛṣṇa’ kari’ māne!

Synonyms

naukāte — on the boat; kālīya-jñāna — knowledge as the Kālīya snake; dīpe — on the torch; ratna-jñāne — consideration as jewels; jāliyāre — the fisherman; mūḍha-loka — foolish men; kṛṣṇa karimāne — accept as Kṛṣṇa.

Translation

“These fools think that the boat is the Kālīya serpent and the torchlight the jewels on his hoods. People also mistake the fisherman for Kṛṣṇa.